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Queen, royal family celebrate Easter

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Entertainment News | Monday April 1 2013 6:41

Queen, royal family celebrate Easter

Members of the royal family have been led by the Queen at the traditional Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle.

A crowd of well-wishers gathered outside St George's Chapel to see the royals as they arrived for the service on a cold morning.

The Queen, who was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, wore a long pink coat and matching hat accessorised by a flower.

Princess Eugenie wore a cream dress and hat with a black coat, while her sister, Princess Beatrice, wore a turquoise dress and coat, with a yellow hat. Their father, the Duke of York, was also at the service.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrived with their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor. Sophie wore a blue suit and a peacock feather hat.

The Queen was presented with posies of flowers by children as she left the chapel.

Five-year-old twins Holly and Poppy Alden were chosen as their father, Ben, sings in the chapel's choir.

"I said 'happy Easter Your Majesty' and did a curtsey," Poppy said.

Her mother, Francesca, added: "It's something special for us and for the children. It will be a memory that they'll keep."

Daniel Phillips, seven, travelled to Windsor from Cornwall with his brother and their parents.

"I gave her my flowers and she said 'thank you very much'. I was nervous because she's the Queen," he said.

William Denman, four, from Newport, said he was "excited" about giving flowers to the monarch.

The Queen and Prince Philip smiled towards the crowd of well-wishers as they left by car.

Photo / Getty Images

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